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Featured Global Citizens

Rob Broggi | Founder & Partner at Industrial Revolution II
Rob Broggi

Rob Broggi is a former finance industry executive at firms including Tudor Investment Corp, Raptor Group and Morgan Stanley. He currently serves as Board President of ONEXONE USA and is a Board Member of The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

John Chen | VP Asia Pacific, Special Assistant to President at Babson College

Prof John ChenJohn Chen is responsible for managing and developing the Babson brand in the Asia Pacific region, and is tasked with developing a strategy that rolls into a business plan, identifying strategic opportunities to accelerate and scale Babson’s presence in the region, creating new services for Babson students who wish to spend time in the region, and designing faculty development programs. He has been working for Babson as a consultant, developing and launching the Babson Global Forum in Shanghai in April.

Sanjiv Chopra | Professor of Medicine & Faculty Dean at Harvard Medical School

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Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is professor of medicine and faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He leads the most robust academic Continuing Medical Education enterprise in the world, reaching out to 80,000 clinicians in 150 countries each year. Dr. Chopra is also editor-in-chief of the hepatology section of UpToDate, an online resource used by more than 600,000 physicians worldwide for clinical decision-making at point of care.

Manoj Chugh | Global Head for Business Development at Tech Mahindra

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Manoj Chugh is the Global Head for Business Development (Enterprise Business) at Tech Mahindra. An ICT industry veteran, Manoj has managed and led companies to leadership positions across diverse business segments including servers, satellite communications, networking and data storage. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Manoj was the Regional President for EMC’s Global Accounts Program.

Iqbal Dhaliwal | Deputy Director of J-PAL (MIT)

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Iqbal Dhaliwal is the Deputy Director of J-PAL and the global head of Policy. He works with policy makers in governments, international development organizations, foundations and NGOs to disseminate the policy implications of J-PAL’s research. He works with these organizations to help identify new field evaluations and implement the scale-up of successful programs in developing countries. He also works with J-PAL researchers to create cost-effectiveness analyses that compare the policy outcomes and costs of various development programs. He is a member of J-PAL’s Board of Directors, and the Board’s Executive Committee that sets J-PAL’s overall strategy and provides guidance and oversight to staff worldwide.

Lawrence Gennari | Partner at Gennari AronsonLarry Gennari

Lawrence H. Gennari, a finance and transactional lawyer for more than two decades, values his role in facilitating key relationships and strategic opportunities for his clients. Larry’s clients, whether they are public companies, venture-backed or angel-financed private companies, entrepreneurs, investors or board members, look to him as one of their most trusted business advisors.

Gita Gopinath | Professor of Economics at Harvard University

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Gita Gopinath is Professor of Economics at Harvard University.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Delhi (1992), M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics (1994), M.A. from the University of Washington (1996), and a Ph.D from Princeton University (2001).  She is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), for the programs in Economic Fluctuations and Growth, International Finance and Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics.

Phil Groves | Founding Partner at DAC Management, LLCGroves,%20Philip%20-%20Photo%20EM%2009%20small

Phil Groves is DAC’s founding partner and oversees all aspects of DAC’s operations. Mr. Groves chairs DAC’s investment committee, leads its overall strategy and oversees its risk controls. Through DAC, he also founded Gao Fei in 2005 and serves as its Chairman and legal representative. Prior to founding DAC and Gao Fei, Mr. Groves worked for both Arthur Andersen and myCFO, Inc. At myCFO, Mr. Groves was the Managing Director of the firm’s strategic advisory services and oversaw the firm’s involvement with Asian distressed asset investments.

Tom Heiser | President of RSA at EMC


Tom Heiser is President of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, a position he has held since February 2011. He reports to Art Coviello, Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman, RSA, and to Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products. With 3,000 employees worldwide, more than 30,000 customers, and more than 25 years in the industry, RSA is the acknowledged leader in information security and a vital component of EMC’s strategy to help customers store, manage, protect, and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Sheena S. Iyengar | Director of the Global Leadership Matrix

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Since 1998, Sheena has taught courses at Columbia Business School to MBAs, Executive MBAs, and Executives. Her courses have included ”Thinking Globally,” ”Leadership Development,” ”Entrepreneurial Creativity,” and an ”Advanced Doctorate Organizational Behavior Seminar.” In 2005, Sheena’s course on Leadership earned her an Innovation in the Teaching Curriculum award from Columbia Business School. In 2012, she received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Core Teaching. In addition, she was recently named a member of the 2011 Thinkers50, a global ranking of the top 50 management thinkers, and chosen as one of the World’s Best B-School Professors by Poets and Quants.

Mansour Javidan, Ph.D. | Director, Najafi Global Mindset Institute & Garvin Distinguished Professor


Multiple award-winning executive educator and author whose teaching and research interests span the globe, Dr. Mansour Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He is former Dean of Research at Thunderbird School of Global Management and is currently the Garvin Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Najafi Global Mindset Institute.

James Mi | Co-Founder & Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Partners

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James is Co-founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed China Partners, a leading China-focused early-stage venture capital firm with investments in Internet, mobile, services, and information technology. Previously, James was Managing Director with Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) and started the firm’s Beijing office in 2008. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $2B in assets and has offices globally.

Tony Tjan | CEO & Managing Partner at Cue Ball


Anthony (Tony) Tjan is CEO and Managing Partner of Cue Ball. Tony brings a successful track record as an entrepreneur, principal investor, and strategic advisor to Cue Ball. He leads the firm’s overall direction and is involved across deal development activities, including on-going guidance and mentorship to the leadership of Cue Ball’s portfolio companies. Tony is one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow and has been a speaker at the TED conference. He sits on the boards of ScrollMotion, ShapeUp, Livefrye, ideeli, and Miniluxe.

Andrea Vaccari | CEO & Co-Founder of Glancee

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Andrea is the Cofounder and CEO of Glancee, a mobile app that makes it easy to meet people with common friends and similar interests. Previously he worked at Google on Maps, and at MIT and SFI to investigate people’s lifestyle through their interaction with digital technologies. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA in New York City and the Design Museum in Barcelona, Spain.

Penny Webb | Managing Director of Familias & Company

Penny Webb

Penny works internationally with individual executives, family organizations and boards to build professional leadership capabilities and improved relationships. Penny has consulted and coached board-level businessmen and women and a wide variety of family businesses in the private and public sectors in the UK, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. UK born and raised, having lived a third of her life in Europe, North America and Asia respectively, she brings unique insight into working practices around the world.

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